Government corruption movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant government corruption movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending and tense films and TV shows about / with government corruption, murder, corruption, death, politics, revenge, political corruption, violence, conspiracy and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, China, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as government corruption: Southland Tales (2006), 1992 (2015), Janet King (2014), Norte, the End of History (2013), Hate Story (2012), Scarlet Heart (2011), I Am Wrath (2016), Nirvana in Fire (2015), Moving Violation (1976), Fighting Mad (1976).

List of government corruption movies

Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, surrealism, chaos, split personality, prophecy, terrorist, smuggling, dishonesty, future dystopia, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2008, year 2005, near future
Place: california, nevada, southern california, middle east, north korea ...
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 7.4
 1K
1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, investigation, crimes, state affairs, rebellion, society, law enforcement, revolution, corruption, politician, parliament, government corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy
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 7.9
 1K
Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, boss and employee, murder, ambition, courtroom, legal, workplace, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, legal action, child birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Federal Police - No One is Above the Law (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 2013. During Operation Bidone, the Federal Police seized a truck loaded with palm heart, which contained 697 kg of cocaine. The investigation falls on the team assembled by Ivan Romano, based in Curitiba and composed by Beatriz, Júlio and Ítalo. ...
Plot: police, political corruption, government corruption, politics, corruption, organized crime, interrogation, election campaign, justice, money laundering, snitch, task force ...
Place: brazil, switzerland
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Norte, the End of History (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 250 min.
Story: A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable, when ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: double murder, village, immigrants, social problems, village life, working class, society, social relations, punishment, revenge, wrongful conviction, government corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines
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 5.3
 3K
Hate Story (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: After journalist, Kaavya Krishna exposes corporate corruption orchestrated by tycoon Siddharth Dhanrajgir, she is soon wooed by the businessman into a new job where she slowly falls in love with him culminating in a passionate night of love making. ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, prostitute, revenge, erotic thriller, rivalry, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations, crimes, sexual relations, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 8.0
 308
Scarlet Heart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Scarlet Heart, also known as Bubu Jingxin, is a Chinese television series based on the novel of the same Chinese title by Tong Hua. Filming for the series started on 6 December 2010 in Shanghai and ended on 22 March 2011. It first aired in China on ...
Plot: time travel, romance, political intrigue, coup, polygamy, rivalry, prince, tea, death of king, father son relationship, horse riding, royal family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: china
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 5.4
 11K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, revenge, violence, police corruption, corrupt politician, fire, gun, security guard, gunshot, mixed martial arts, stabbed to death, bullet ...
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Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Story: During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei ...
Plot: betrayal, escape, witness, murder, false identity, deception, kung fu, trap, loyalty, rehabilitation, revenge, false accusation ...
Place: china, ancient china
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Moving Violation (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eddie Moore is a young drifter passing through the small town of Rockfield when suddenly he gets harassed by corrupt sheriff Leroy Rankin and his Deputy, Tylor. Later he meets up with waitress Camille "Cam" Johnson and both skinny dip in a ...
Plot: small town, sheriff, frame up, police shootout, hijacking, crooked sheriff, ice cream, oil, deputy sheriff, lawyer, shower, murder ...
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 5.8
 398
Fighting Mad (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An evil corporation tries to pressure a bunch of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to sell their land so they can strip-mine it for coal. The fiercely proud and stubborn Hunter family refuse to give in. This leads to a bitter conflict that results in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: self defense, vigilantism, good versus evil, vigilante, farmer, bow and arrow, violence, murder, corruption, revenge, dishonesty, heroes ...
Place: usa, arkansas
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 6.5
 2K
Flashpoint (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, mystery, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, political conspiracy, danger, government agency, reluctant partners, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa
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 6.4
 28
Eden's Bowy (1999)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Eden's Bowy is manga series written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji. It was originally published in the magazine Comptiq, but it soon moved to Shōnen Ace after the latter publication's creation in 1994. Eden's Bowy was adapted ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: conspiracy, puppet, steampunk, robot, technology, falling in love, experiment, government corruption, puppeteer, government conspiracy, male female relationship, fallen angel ...
Time: 1960s
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A Touch of Zen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Ming dynasty noblewoman Yang must escape from the evil eunuch Hsu. She seeks refuge at a decrepit town where she gets assistance from a naive scholar & a group of mysterious yet powerful monks.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: martial arts, bamboo, buddhism, monastery, kidnapping, on the run, heroes, clergy, master warrior, hitman, espionage, rivalry ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
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 7.6
 43K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, injustice, coastal town, mayor, political corruption, dishonesty, family problems, social relations, friends, legal action, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 6.7
 129K
The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, massacre, against the odds, gadget, resistance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: future, 20th century, twentieth century, 2010s, near future ...
Place: california, los angeles
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 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, train station, terrorism, murder, one day, assassination plot, mysterious man, psychological torture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.8
 425K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, lobbyist, blind ambition, intrigue, white house, dishonesty, power relations, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 750 min.
Story: The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, politician, political corruption, american politics, government corruption, government, oval office, political intrigue, telephone call, white house, political leader, president ...
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.4
 172
Rica (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.
Plot: treason, drug abuse, dismemberment, extortion, abduction, unemployment, capitalism, women fight, woman, rape, exploitation, pop culture ...
Place: vietnam
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 5.4
 74
Vortex (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A film noirish atmosphere is created to show detective Lunch (a popular underground musician and poet) plow her way through the plans of a corporate businessman who seeks government defense contracts through real "corporate wars" and the ...
Plot: corruption, murder, neo noir, government corruption
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The Uppercrust (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This film combines two very different styles: an atmospheric psycho thriller about the ice-cold hired gun (masterfully played by Frank Gorschin), and the bizarre satire of the Austrian TV serial "Kottan ermittelt".
Plot: blackmail, shot in the head, killer, gang, politics, corruption, death, murder, police, prank, crutches, mob ...
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The Government Inspector (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Government Inspector is a 2005 television drama based on the life of Dr. David Kelly and the lead-up to the Iraq War in the United Kingdom.
Style: based on true events
Plot: conspiracy theory, suicide, iraq war, death of protagonist, investigation, scandal, government corruption, inspector
Place: britain
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: political drama
Plot: ambition, singing, prison, brother brother relationship, mentor, politics, violence, murder, fratricide, bodyguard, betrayal, blackmail ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 1K
Parzania (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: religious intolerance, non violence, racial discrimination, government corruption, alcohol abuse, anti conformity, brother sister relationship, alcoholic, racism, rage, hallucination, new beginning ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 235K
The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: entertaining, buddy comedy, suspense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, father daughter relationship, pornography, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, revenge, teenage girl ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable ...
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, ridiculous, sexy, exciting
Plot: spy, airplane, secret agent, parachute, swimming pool, extreme sports, back from the dead, tattoo, car chase, chase, motorcycle, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: dominican republic, big ben london, brazil, moscow russia
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 6.3
 42K
Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, danger, military, escapades, save the world, heroes, heroic mission, chaos, violence, science, technology ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, virginia, eastern europe
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, investigation, murder, corruption, neo noir, political conspiracy, political corruption, reporter, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, latin america
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Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, frame up, politics, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, assassin, cia, sniper, media, state affairs, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
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